Netflix "Watch Instantly" coming to TivoHD & Series3

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  1. Oct 30, 2008 #41 of 178
    segadc

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    Awesome now both my Tivo HD and Xbox 360 will have Netflix Watch Instantly on it.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2008 #42 of 178
    segadc

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    I thought it was 4 also until I found this...

    http://www.netflix.com/FAQ?p_faqid=2902

     
  3. Oct 30, 2008 #43 of 178
    Carlos_E

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    This is cool. I now have 3 HD sources to rent from. AppleTV, PS3 and now Netflix HD on my Tivo S3.

    Cool. I just hope they all don't have the same movies. lol
     
  4. Oct 30, 2008 #44 of 178
    aindik

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    On the PC, Netflix does a "test your bandwidth" thing to determine the quality of your stream. I wonder if TiVo's seemingly throttled download speeds will affect this.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2008 #45 of 178
    MickeS

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    Doesn't that rule out a LOT of people?

    This sounds great, but I already have a lot of monthly fees, and I don't watch that many movies. I wish Amazon would just get HD going instead, I prefer to rent every once in a while.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2008 #46 of 178
    jcaudle

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    I am glad to see this service. I probably won't subscribe to it for the time being because only about 20% of Netflix's DVD library is availible for download. Blockbuster's mail order service with the store returns/pickup is a better deal for now at least for me.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2008 #47 of 178
    tivoknucklehead

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    I have the Roku box and it is nice. HD + tivo will be even better
     
  8. Oct 30, 2008 #48 of 178
    gweempose

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    So where does this leave me with the Vudu box I just bought a couple of days ago? I was planning on canceling my Netflix subscription, but maybe I would be better off just returning the Vudu considering the fact that I already own 3 HD Tivos. I guess my main concern is how good the quality will be when they finally go HD. I have to say, I am pretty darn impressed with Vudu's new HDX format. It may not be Blu-ray, but it's pretty darn close to my eyes on my 60" Kuro. The only negative about the HDX titles is that you have to wait a couple of hours before you can start watching them. What would you guys do if you were in my situation?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2008 #49 of 178
    dalesd

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    I'm glad I splurged for 20/5 when I got Verizon Fios. :D

    Now that Netflix is charging extra for Blu-ray, I have pushed all my standard DVD rentals to the bottom of my queue. With streaming to the TiVo, maybe I'll actually watch them. I've never used the Watch Instantly before.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2008 #50 of 178
    morac

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    I know that the Series 3 models support VC-1, but I didn't know they could support Microsoft DRM. Or are they using a different DRM for TiVo?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 #51 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    Yes, Thank you. Sorry for the inconvience... DUH!

    So you have corrected my mistake... THANK YOU!

    I get a little lesdixic sometimes. :)

    TGC
     
  12. Oct 30, 2008 #52 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    Oh if you have a comcast cap.... you will be hurtin! If you watch more than about 2 or 3 movies a month.

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  13. Oct 30, 2008 #53 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    It also plays from HULU!

    I really like that feature as to when for whatever stupid reason. The show gets blocked by the local affiliate, or some other stupid reason the broadcast gets messed up. Such as weather, or a sporting event, etc...

    Hulu allows me to watch about 90% of the shows I care about. With this software & my XBox 360 I can easily watch HULU on my TV! I love it!


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  14. Oct 30, 2008 #54 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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  15. Oct 30, 2008 #55 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    My secret contact at Netflix.

    Netflix is coming to TiVo in the Fall 2008 (December) release.

    Netflix is comeing to XBox in November, with HD coming to the Xbox at the same time.

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  16. Oct 30, 2008 #56 of 178
    bdlucas

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    It seems to me that in order for HD streaming to have a chance to work, they'll have to compromise on the bandwidth. If that's the case, I think I'd rather see them offer a download non-streaming service at higher quality - meaning the download may take longer than real time. You just queue it up before you go to bed or in the morning or before dinner, and it's ready for you to watch in the evening.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2008 #57 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    S3's, HD, & HD-XL

    Series 1 & 2 and DirecTV TiVo's NO

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  18. Oct 30, 2008 #58 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    Currently there is NO Cap on the number of Netflix box's you can use. In any combination.

    HOWEVER... only one box can STREAM from netflix at one time.

    Only one stream at a time... doesn't matter which box you use.


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  19. Oct 30, 2008 #59 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    ASSUMPTION:

    IF you have your TiVo on "FIXED 1080i" I am going to ASSUME that it will upconvert.

    HOWEVER... I could be wrong. HDMI might still be required.

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  20. Oct 30, 2008 #60 of 178
    TexasGrillChef

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    Computer wise as well as with the Roku box & the LG/Samsung Blu-Ray players... Netflix runs a "Speed Test" then adjusts Bitrate & quality to maintain a steady stream. There is 1gb buffer in the Blu-ray machines and 512mb buffer used in your computer & Roku box. I do not know if the TiVo will run a speed test or not.

    So the FASTER your internet connection is the BETTER your PQ will be.

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